National Geographic : 1957 Nov
ERSONAL LETTER from the Editor of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE to Captain Alan Villiers, "Windrush," Oxford, England, November 2, 1955: "No doubt you have read in the papers over there about the building of a new Mayflower at Brixham, and the plan for sailing it across the Atlantic. .. . "Would you size up the project for us and let us know if you'd be interested in covering it for the National Geographic?" From deepwater man Alan Villiers, who had already thrilled Society members with his yarns of windjammer voyages on Eagle and Joseph Conrad, to Editor Gros venor, November 9, 1955: "I think the Mayflower project would make a good piece for The Magazine. I had better go down to Brix ham and look over the setup on the spot. I hope they realize that it is a difficult thing to sail that ship across in this day and age." From Alan Villiers, November 24, 1955: "I went down to Brixham and looked over the May flower. They want me to be captain of the ship!" And thus it came about that a great sailor became the captain of a great adventure. The members of the National Geographic Society can read in this issue of their Magazine Alan Villiers's exclusive firsthand ac count of the new Mayflower's crossing, one of the most fabulous voyages of modern times. Members of The Society roam the world through the pages of their official journal, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. Their enthusiastic nom ination of friends for membership explains The So ciety's phenomenal growth. Members receive The Magazine and its 10-color maps without cost beyond their annual dues, less than nonmember subscriptions. Those who are interested in The Society's work and its Magazine but do not know a member should inquire (below) concerning membership. Indians and photographerswelcome world's best-known sailing skipper to Provincetown t: THE SECRETARY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY WASHINGTON 6, D. C. CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP (PLEASE PRINT) STREET CITY, ZONE, STATE MEMBERSHIP DUES OF $6.50 INCLUDE SUBSCRIPTION TO THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Please fill in section that applies: FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1958. $6.50 rate applies in United States, U.S . Poss., and Canada. Countries in the Postal Union of the Americas and Spain, l I NOMINATE for membership the candidate above. $7.00 . Elsewhere, $8.00 . (Determined by postage differentials.) Life Membership, $150.00 U.S . (Use separate sheet for additional nominations.) funds. Make remittances payable to and send direct to National Geographic Society. 11-57 S(GIFT MEMBERSHIP) I nominate and enclose $ for dues of candidate shown at upper right. Please send gift card to recipient. [ Yes D No -- I DESIRE INFORMATION regarding membership and the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. (Fill in upper form.) NOMINATOR (PLEASE PRINT) STREET CITY, ZONE, STATE Members and others interested in The Society's work may make gifts or bequests of money, securities, or other property for "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge." Such gifts are deductible for tax purposes.